Developers are now free to talk about their experiences with the iPhone SDK as Apple has dropped its non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for Apps that have already been released
We have decided to drop the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for released iPhone software.
We put the NDA in place because the iPhone OS includes many Apple
inventions and innovations that we would like to protect, so that
others don‚Äôt steal our work. It has happened before. While we have
filed for hundreds of patents on iPhone technology, the NDA added yet
another level of protection. We put it in place as one more way to help
protect the iPhone from being ripped off by others.
However, the NDA has created too much of a burden on developers,
authors and others interested in helping further the iPhone‚Äôs success,
so we are dropping it for released software. Developers will receive a
new agreement without an NDA covering released software within a week
or so. Please note that unreleased software and features will remain
under NDA until they are released.
Thanks to everyone who provided us constructive feedback on this matter.
Unreleased software will still be covered under a revised version of the NDA, expected to drop next week.